We are very excited to announce the PechaKucka talks and the official launch of the fantastic handmade rugs organised by Chris Haughton of Node. We have been working very closely with Chris over the last 8 months to bring this project to fruition.
Mon 4th March 2013 Pecha Kucha Night: Fair Trade theme
Talk is from 19.30 to 20.45. Drink afterwards until 21.30
Hear the story, PechaKucha style, behind the production and launch of new collection of fair trade rugs. The project from Node connects social craft projects and designers to create this range of socially conscious textiles. Devised by Klein Dytham architecture and deriving its name from the Japanese for ‘chit chat’, PechaKucha consists of a series of presentations where each participant shows 20 images for 20 seconds each.
-Neasden Control Centre
-New Economics Foundation
-Stitch x Stitch
THIS IS A PAID EVENT: Buy tickets here.
Node are a non-profit social business. Their aim is to make as much impact for fair trade as they can. They work with the worlds best designers and illustrators and convert their images into the highest quality hand-made fair trade carpets.
Chris Haughton is an designer and illustrator and also an author of childrens books. Before he became involved in books he was active in fair trade and has been a supporter and designer for the fair trade company People Tree for many years. In 2010 he took 8 months off to to re-connect to fair trade and find ways his design could work more directly with the fair trade groups in Nepal. Images of his rug designs became popular on the web and were featured in many blogs. Designers were emailing to ask if they could design their own rugs and buyers were emailing to ask if they could buy them. Node was set up to help facilitate this.
Akshay Sthapit enjoys creating as well as consuming technology and has a PhD in Controls Engineering (Haptics/Robotics and Earthquake resistant buildings) and a minor in Math (numerics) from Georgia Tech, MIT, and Berkeley. When the opportunity to connect top designers with Nepali fair trade carpet makers came up he of course had to get involved! Above all he enjoys meeting new and interesting people – if you send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org he promises to answer it.
Official Launch at Design Museum: Tuesday 5th March 2013, 6pm – 9:30pm
Please RSVP to: email@example.com
Rug Designs by:
Neasden Control Centre
The rugs are available to buy exclusively from Design Museum Shop for a very reasonable £950.